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Natalie Ann Remien

Natalie Ann Remien

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Employment & Labor, Litigation

Natalie Remien

About Me

Natalie A. Remien is a Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Roberts McGivney Zagotta where her practice focuses on companies worldwide across a diverse group of industries.  Ms. Remien concentrates her practice in intellectual property and related IP, corporate and employment matters.

Representative experience includes:


·       Prosecuting and enforcing large trademark and copyright portfolios as in-house counsel for a multi-national toy retailer in the U.S. and overseas.


·       Identification, protection and enforcement pf trademark portfolios as outside counsel for a diverse range of clients, including large retailers such as Sears Holdings Corporation


·       Preparing trademark applications, drafting Office Action responses and amendments and handling TTAB opposition and cancellation proceedings.


·       Counseling clients with respect to trademark, trade dress, trade secret, domestic and foreign prosecution, brand clearance and domestic and pre-litigation enforcement strategy.


  • Conducting advertising clearances and providing counsel to privately held corporations and entrepreneurs.


  • Conducting domestic and international licensing clearances and providing advice related thereto.


  • Counseling and advising privately held insurance company regarding the application of Sweepstakes and Contest Rules and Regulations.


·       Representing clients in large-scale litigation in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade dress cases before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts including but not limited to the District Court of New Jersey.


·       Preparation and defense of witnesses, as well as taking deposition of fact and expert witnesses


·       Formation of  Corporations, Sub-S Corporations, LLC and Partnerships


·       Drafting and negotiating Operating Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Vendor Agreements, Non-Disclosure / Confidentiality Agreements, Co-existence Agreements, Settlement Agreements, and others.



Ms. Remien speaks regularly on various topics related to trademark and copyright issues and participates in the marketing, advertising and branding community in which her clients do business. Additionally, Ms. Remien is involved in the women’s business community as a dedicated member and former committee member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).   Ms. Remien is a Lifetime Chicago Friend of Boardroom Bound, an organization that trains and supports the efforts of women and minorities to secure corporate board positions.  Finally, Ms. Remien is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity and is a supporter of its philanthropic projects for Aid to the Blind and Sight Conservation.


Prior to private practice, Ms. Remien worked for Ty Inc., an American toy company that specializes in the production of plush toys, including BEANIE BABIES®. As Associate Counsel of Ty Inc., she managed large domestic and foreign trademark and copyright portfolios, engaging in searching and clearance, preparation of applications, obtaining registrations and creation and implementation of enforcement programs. She also handled a variety of general corporate issues.


Ms. Remien is admitted to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District for the Northern District of Illinois. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law, and her Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the University of Colorado (Boulder) with dual areas of emphasis in Finance and Marketing.  Additionally, Ms. Remien holds a Certificate of Completion from Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies in Mediation Skills Training. 







Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Intellectual Property: 80%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    12 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
    4 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Patrick Duffy Richards

    Natalie has a great combination of technical expertise and an understanding of what is truly valuable to her clients. I trust Natalie to guide her clients to make the appropriate strategic decisions as they grow their business. I also find her to be the kind of person with whom I enjoy working. She is friendly, responsive and knowledgeable.


    Patrick Richards Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel M. Gurfinkel

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Natalie is a brilliant attorney who cares for her clients and their matters and tenaciously fights for the client. I was fortunate to work with her on many matters at one of the premier IP boutiques in Chicago. She has an excellent grasp of intellectual property law and the techniques required to secure protection for IP rights. She has a profound understanding of the rules and practices required for successful litigation; coupled with her understanding of trademark, copyright and patent laws and statutes and trade secret practices she is formidable in the court house and in the board room. She is endorsed without question.


    Daniel Gurfinkel
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Roberts McGivney Zagotta

55 W. Monroe St.
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60603


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRoberts McGivney Zagotta2013 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Women Business OwnersMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2007
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Remien LawC-Corp, S-Corp, LLC? 5 Common Questions Answered2010
Intellectual Property Rights GuideWhat Is The Value Of Intellectual Property?2010
Does Your Intellectual Property Work As Hard As You Do?Five Simple Steps To Leveraging IP and Creating Real Value2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul Unversity College of lawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Colorado - BoulderBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Food & Nutrition ConferenceIntellectual Property for Dietitians2009